Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the real contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup websites. Without protection, the name, postal address and email account of any domain name registrant will be openly visible. Giving fake information during the domain registration procedure or changing the authentic information afterwards will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing their domain ownership rights. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be correct and up to date all the time. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by registrar companies as an answer to the increasing concerns about possible identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the domain registrar’s contact info will be shown instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code ones that do not.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
Activating the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain name registered through us is exceptionally easy in case you’ve got a website hosting service. You can achieve this through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you administer the hosting account – you’ll just have to go to the Registered Domains section where all your domain names will be displayed and to click on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign, which will be available for each generic or country-code domain that supports the protection service. This is also the place where you can renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it altogether – if you’d like to transfer a given domain name to some other domain name registrar. With the Whois Privacy Protection service, you can conceal your private or corporate contact info with only several clicks of the mouse and stop worrying that your information might be obtained by unsolicited people.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Ordering Whois Privacy Protection for any domain is exceptionally easy if you’ve got a semi-dedicated server. If the domain is registered through us, it will be listed in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each semi-dedicated server package. If a given generic or country-specific domain name supports Whois Privacy Protection, you will notice a small logo on its right. To activate the Whois Privacy Protection service, you will have to click on it. In the same manner, you can also renew or deactivate the service. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for a domain name during the account activation procedure as well, but since the Whois Privacy Protection service is optional, we will give you the possibility to add it to any of your domain names at a later time in case you change your mind and opt to hide your personal information from the public eye after you’ve already ordered the account.